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December 4th, 2017
Ways and Means Democrat Introduces Long-Shot Bill Expanding MEPs
Almost any bill floated by a Democrat is going to be a long shot in the current political environment, but proposals submitted by Representative Richard Neal, ranking member of the House Ways and Means Committee, enjoy broad support among the investment business and lobbying community. Read more >
U.S. Market Index Records Offer Food For Thought
Few retirement plan investors may actually mirror their portfolios to a U.S. total market index—but there are still some important implications to be found in the record-setting performance of the Wilshire 5000, beyond the relative growth of small-cap and large-cap. Read more >
Recession Has Had a Major Influence on Millennials
Nearly one in four say they would be willing to save more than 50% of their paycheck to have more money in the long run. Read more >
Retirement Industry People Moves
T. Rowe Price Names Senior DC Specialist; Vanguard Rotates Portfolio Managers; American Century Preps for Major ETF Business Launch; and more. Read more >
Many Retirees Wish They Had Delayed Taking Social Security Benefits
SECURE Act's House Passage Brings Test of Congressional Mediators
Some Expect Senate Action Sooner Than Later on SECURE Act
Another Bill Proposed as Senate Committee Hearing Brings Calls for Retirement Action
J.P. Morgan Agrees to Pay $75 Million to Settle ERISA Lawsuit
Larger Plans Offer Many Benefits
Companies midsized and up are likelier to offer NQDCs, HSAs and more Read more >
Employer Generosity Grows
Data show overall upward trend in company match contributions Read more >
Market Mirror
Friday, the Dow lost 40.76 points (0.17%) to finish at 24,231.59, the NASDAQ closed 26.39 points (0.38%) lower at 6,847.59, and the S&P 500 was down 5.36 points (0.20%) at 2,642.22. The Russell 2000 decreased 7.12 points (0.46%) to 1,537.02, and the Wilshire 5000 fell 45.37 points (0.17%) to 27,448.01.   The yield for the 10-year Treasury note was 2.363%. The yield for the 30-year Treasury bond was 2.763%.   WEEK’S WORTH: For the week ending December 1, the Dow climbed 2.86%, the NASDAQ was down 0.60%, and the S&P 500 gained 1.53%. The Russell 2000 increased 1.18%, and the Wilshire 5000 finished 1.44% higher.

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